Fundamentals of Weed Science


  • Robert L Zimdahl, Professor Emeritus, Dept of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds--without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society.
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Graduate students, faculty, and researchers in weed science; government officials.


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-394426-9

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Weed Science 4th ed.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Weeds - The Beginning

Chapter 3 Weed Classification

Chapter 4 Uses of Weeds - Ethnobotany

Chapter 5 Weed Reproduction and Dispersal

Chapter 6 Weed Ecology

Chapter 7 Weed Population Genetics

Michael J. Christoffers

Chapter 8 Invasive Plants

Robert L. Zimdahl and Cynthia S. Brown

Chapter 9 Allelopathy

Chapter 10 Methods of Weed Management

Chapter 11 Weed Management in Organic Agricultural Systems.

Chapter 12 Biological Weed Control

Chapter 13 Introduction to Chemical Weed Control

Chapter 14 Herbicides and Plants

Chapter 15 Herbicides and Soil

Chapter 16 Properties and Uses of Herbicides

Chapter 17 Herbicide Formulation

Chapter 18 Herbicide Resistance and GM Crops

Chapter 19 Herbicides and the Environment

Chapter 20 Pesticide Legislation and Registration

Chapter 21 Weed Management Systems

Chapter 22 Weed Science - The Future

Appendix A: List of Crops by Common Name

Appendix B: List of Weeds by Common Name